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Pronunciation: /mʌtʃ/

Translation of much in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (in negative, interrogative sentences/en oraciones negativos e interrogativos) mucho, I don't need much water/coal no necesito mucha agua/mucho carbón do you listen to much classical music? ¿escuchas mucha música clásica? I don't earn very much money no gano mucho dinero you've given me $2 too much me has dado 2 dólares de más not much evidence has so far been found hasta el momento no se han descubierto muchas pruebas he passed the exam without much effort pasó el examen sin mucho or sin demasiado esfuerzo there isn't much point in carrying on no tiene mucho sentido seguir how much coffee/milk? ¿cuánto café/cuánta leche? 1.2 (in affirmative sentences/en oraciones afirmativas) mucho, much work still needs to be done todavía queda mucho trabajo por hacer I do as much work as anybody trabajo tanto como cualquiera use as much paper as you need utiliza todo el papel que necesites you drink too much coffee tomas demasiado café too much of a good thing you can't have too much of a good thing lo bueno sabe a poco you can have too much of a good thing todo puede llegar a hartar

pronoun/pronombre

  • 1.1 (in negative, interrogative sentences/en oraciones negativos e interrogativos) mucho, you'd better buy some coffee/flour; there isn't much left vas a tener que comprar café/harina; no queda mucho/mucha half a slice of bread isn't much of a meal media rebanada de pan no es comida he's not much of a swimmer no nada muy bien what do you think of the new boss? — not much [colloquial/familiar] ¿qué te parece el nuevo jefe? — no gran cosa [colloquial/familiar] their house is not much to write home about la casa no es nada del otro mundo do you see much of the Smiths? ¿ves mucho a los Smith?, ¿ves a menudo a los Smith? I don't have much to do today hoy no tengo mucho que hacer the champion won, though not by much o (in British English also/en inglés británico también) though there wasn't much in it el campeón ganó, pero por poco how much does a ticket cost? ¿cuánto cuesta una entrada? 1.2 (in affirmative sentences/en oraciones afirmativas) mucho, much still remains to be done todavía queda mucho por hacer it leaves much to be desired deja mucho que desear much of the equipment was useless gran parte del equipo no servía much of the day was taken up with … gran parte or la mayor parte del día se fue en … the cat eats almost as much as the dog el gato come casi tanto como el perro I've done as much as I can he hecho todo lo que he podido three times as much as yesterday tres veces más que ayer you can lose as much as 2 kilos in one week puedes adelgazar hasta dos kilos en una semana I thought/suspected as much (ya) me lo figuraba I expected as much of him yo me lo esperaba de él you need at least twice as much necesitas por lo menos el doble and as much again y otro tanto he refused to donate so much as a penny se negó a donar tan siquiera un penique without so much as a goodbye sin decir ni adiós if you so much as touch him, I'll kill you! como le llegues a poner la mano encima, te mato so much for press freedom/feminine intuition! ¡y después hablan de la libertad de prensa/la intuición femenina! it wasn't so much that he was late; it was the fact that he didn't seem to care no fue tanto el hecho de que llegara tarde, sino que le diera igual however much she eats, she never puts on weight coma lo que coma, nunca engorda but this much I can tell you … lo que sí te puedo decir es que … a baby may be too much for you a lo mejor no puedes con un niño you've drunk too much has bebido demasiado it's a bit much! ¡ya es demasiado!, ¡es pasarse un poco! [colloquial/familiar] it's not up to much no vale gran cosa

adverb/adverbio

  • 1 1.1 (to large extent) mucho I like it very much me gusta mucho it won't go on much after nine o'clock no se alargará hasta mucho más de las nueve it is snowing, but not much está nevando, pero poco or no mucho I much prefer dogs to cats me gustan mucho más los perros que los gatos I'd very much like to meet her me gustaría mucho conocerla I am much saddened by your attitude me entristece sobremanera tu actitud you deserve the prize just as much as I do te mereces el premio tanto como yo the house is as much mine as yours la casa es tan mía como tuya he wasn't so much rude as cold and unfriendly más que grosero estuvo frío y antipático so much the better tanto mejor so much the worse for you mucho peor para ti you talk/work too much hablas/trabajas demasiado much as o though I dislike her, one has to admire her courage a pesar de lo que me desagrada or por mucho que me desagrade, tengo que admirar su valor much to my surprise para mi gran sorpresa 1.2 (often) mucho do you use your bicycle much? ¿usas mucho la bicicleta? I don't listen to the radio very much no escucho mucho la or (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) el radio she doesn't get out as much as she used to no sale tanto como antes or como solía
  • 2 (before adj or adv) mucho your house is much older than mine tu casa es mucho más vieja que la mía he won't stay much longer no se va a quedar mucho más (tiempo) this church is much the larger of the two de las dos iglesias esta es, con mucho, la más grande this is much the hottest summer we've had in a long time este es, con mucho, el verano más caluroso que hemos tenido en mucho tiempo I'm much too busy to do it estoy demasiado ocupado para hacerlo I'd much rather be at home preferiría mil veces estar en mi casa I'm not much good at chess no soy muy bueno para el ajedrez it won't be much different from mine no será muy distinto del mío
  • 3 (more or less, approximately) he was of much the same opinion en gran medida opinaba igual one bed is much like another todas las camas son parecidas the street looks much the way it did 80 years ago la calle no ha cambiado casi nada en 80 años at much the same time más o menos a la misma hora

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